Propeller Park Climbing
Progress at the Park VNY, a 30-acre development project
dedicated to propeller aircraft, is climbing full speed ahead. Thanks to close collaboration among Pacific
Aviation Development (PAD), Los Angeles World Airports and community
stakeholders, the construction of numerous new hangars, tie-down spaces and
other facilities have been completed.
To date, 68 permanent hangars in seven new buildings, 38
aircraft tie-down spaces, a self-serve fueling station and a pilot’s lounge
have been constructed, with a second pilot’s lounge and aircraft wash rack coming
soon. The underground fire protection and electrical infrastructure has also been
installed, as well as a 170,000-gallon pit for storm water mitigation.
In addition, approximately 85 portable hangars have been
relocated to the site from other airport leaseholds. Per the VNY master plan,
this has permitted other development projects to move forward and contribute to
the airport’s overall economic health. Currently, 190 aircraft are housed
In the future, seven additional buildings will be erected
including a two-story terminal building with a restaurant, 23 commercial
hangars and two large maintenance hangars. Construction is expected to be
completed in the second half of 2018.
“This has been a challenging, but also a rewarding
project,” said Eric Steinhauer of PAD. “We are very grateful for the strong
support that we have received. Now that everything is coming together, we hope
the VNY pilot community will enjoy the new facilities for many years.”